Malaysian pop punk band Night Skies & Visions finally released their sophomore EP called “Sugar, Spice & Some Things Nice” on all major music streaming services after two years of writing and recording.
“Sugar, Spice & Some Things Nice” is a 5-track EP which has all types of sounds that are familiar to the pop punk genre. Lyrically though, it touches on heartbreak, having fun, and self-reflection; all the usual recipes that make a great pop punk anthem.
The highlight of the EP, however, is its third track “Luka Dan Benci” which is the band’s first original Malay song that they wrote and performed. Knowing that they needed to tackle the local music industry first before expanding outside, the band decided to go with a slow but punchy ballad rock sound which will remind fans of early 2000’s pop rock bands that the mainstream will audience enjoy.
“Sugar, Spice & Some Things Nice” was recorded at Garudha Studios with producer Nash Muhandes who has worked with more than 150 local bands in the underground scene. The process proved to be quite a challenge amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic since the band needed to record their individual parts separately due to movement restrictions, then combining everyone’s work resulting in an explosive EP that the band is really proud of.